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ISBN: 9781839732249
Imprint: Langham Global Library
Format: Paperback
Dimensions (mm): 229 x 152 x 10
Publication Date: 31/05/2021
Pages: 182
Language: English

Demonology for the Global Church

A Biblical Approach in a Multicultural Age


As Christians, how do we address the contentious and often disturbing subject of demonology? Our cultural paradigms pit us between the extremes of skepticism and sensationalism. Increasingly diverse Christian communities are in desperate need of a biblical understanding of the demonic that transcends cultural frameworks – an understanding that will challenge assumptions, rebuke errors, and unite Christians in scriptural truth.

Demonology for the Global Church endeavors to provide the biblical and theological essentials for a unified Christian perspective of the demonic. Avoiding speculation and anecdotal evidence, Scott D. MacDonald roots his analysis in Scripture. He frames a biblical demonology in light of global and contextual concerns, offering an understanding that avoids the pitfalls of anti-supernaturalism and over emphasis.

If the church is to effectively overcome its spiritual adversaries, Christians from around the world must stand and resist together. This is an essential resource for the global church, relevant to students of theology, institutional scholars, cross-cultural missionaries, local pastors, and all types of Christian leaders.

Author Bios

Scott D. MacDonald

SCOTT D. MACDONALD is Academic Dean and an instructor of Theology and New Testament Studies at the Baptist Theological Seminary of Zambia, in partnership with the International Mission Board (IMB). Throughout his studies at the University of South Africa (DTh), Stellenbosch University (MTh), and Moody Bible Institute (BA), he has cultivated an affinity for theological explorations pertaining to biblical demonology, Byang Kato (the father of African evangelicalism), pneumatology, and multicultural communities. He and his wife Michal reside in Zambia with their four children – Malachi, Adelaide, Isaiah, and Aliza.


MacDonald explores the major passages in Scripture with a host of Western and Majority World biblical scholars, theologians, and missiologists through the Reformation into the modern world as dialogue partners, providing readers with an objective and rational framework to address demonology in the twenty-first century context.

—Samuel Law, PhD
Singapore Bible College

Demonology for the Global Church is a great resource for biblical and theological instruction on demonology for African institutions and pastors. It serves to correct unhealthy and unbiblical fears, misconceptions, and practices regarding demonic activities.

—Emile Masabarakiza
Twin Palm Baptist Church,
Lusaka, Zambia

Oh, if this book had been available when I first went to Brazil nearly two decades ago! Every missionary and minister should read this book and let it drive them to the Scriptures to discover the demonology of the Bible, the demonology that God revealed to us.

—Stan Meador
Church Planter in Brazil

Mainstream Evangelicalism in North America largely ignores the issue of demonology. When the subject comes up, it causes immediate discomfort, along with the fear that sensationalism and extra biblicalspeculation are about to surface. MacDonald does an excellent job of charting a sober-minded course through this issue.

—Zane Pratt
Vice President of Global Training,
International Mission Board,